Landing men on the moon wasn’t easy.
We remember the famous first step, the inspiring words and the flag. What many people don’t remember is that Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin overshot their landing zone. With the seconds ticking away, they were nearly forced to abort the mission.
Mars, a six-episode miniseries that premieres Monday night on the National Geographic Channel, wants to remind you that amazing feats of engineering and bravery don’t come easy.
“It was pretty hairy,” Robert Zubrin, founder of the Mars Society, told Mashable about the Apollo 11 landing, until Armstrong “put it down like a plate of eggs.” Read more…